Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Juan José Espada studied Chemical Engineering at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1994-1999) and received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering by the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (2000-2005) working on the development of new characterization methods of petroleum fractions and new models to simulate refining process related to lubricant oil cuts. He has been assistant professor for 8 years in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Technology at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and since 2008 he occupies a position as lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Energy Technology. He completed a first post-doctoral research visit in the group of Professor João A. P. Coutinho at the Aveiro University in 2006 about the separation and characterization of waxes precipitated from crude oils. Additionally, he was as post-doctoral research visitant in the group of Professor Jean-Luc Daridon at the Pau University studying wax precipitation at high pressure. Nowadays, his main research interests are focused on flow assurance problems concerning wax deposition in crude oils and on the application of Life Cycle Assessment tools to hydrogen production processes.












Biodiesel and biogas production from Isochrysis galbana using dry and wet lipid extraction: A biorefinery approach

Sánchez-Bayo, A.; López-Chicarro, D.; Morales, V.; Espada, J. J. Puyol, D.; Martínez, F.; Astals, S.; Vicente, G.; Bautista, L. F.; Rodríguez, R.


Mild hydrothermal pretreatment of microalgae for the production of biocrude with a low N and O content

Montero-Hidalgo, M.; Espada, J. J.; Rodríguez, R.; Morales, V.; Bautista, L. F.; Vicente, G.


Environmental and techno-economic evaluation of B-carotene production from Dunaliella salina. A biorefinery approach

Espada, J. J.; Pérez-Antolín, D.; Vicente, G.; Bautista, L. F.; Morales, V.; Rodríguez, R.


Life cycle assessment and techno-economic evaluation of alternatives for the treatment of wastewater in a chrome-plating industry

Rodríguez, R.; Espada, J. J.; Gallardo, M.; Molina, R.; López-Muñoz, M. J.


Prediction of density and refractive index in furfuralþlubricating oil systems

Espada, J. J.; Rodríguez, R.


Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) study of heterogeneous and homogenous Fenton processes for the treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater

Rodríguez, R.; Espada, J. J.; Pariente, M. I.; Melero, J. A.; Martínez, J. A.; Molina, R.


Evaluation of different methodologies to determine the n-paraffin distribution of petroleum fractions

Espada, J. J.; Fernández, S.; Velasco, L.; Coto, B.


Evaluation of different methodologies to determine the molecular weight of petroleum fractions

Espada, J. J.; Almendros, C.; Coto, B.


A New DSC-Based Method to Determine the Wax Porosity of Mixtures Precipitated from Crude Oils

Coto, B.; Martos, C. ; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M.D.; Merino-García, D.; Peña, J. L.


Assessment and improvement of n-Paraffin distribution obtained by HTGC to predict accurately crude oil cold properties

Coto, B.; Coutinho, J. A. P.; Martos, C. ; Robustillo, M.D.; Espada, J. J.; Peña, J. L.


Study of New Methods To Obtain the n-Paraffin Distribution of Crude Oils and Its Application to Flow Assurance

Coto, B.; Martos, C. ; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M.D.; Merino-García, D.; Peña, J. L.


Analysis of wax precipitation from crude oils by means of DSC: iterative procedure considering solid-liquid equilibrium equations.

Coto, B.; Martos, C.; Espada, J.J.; Robustillo, M.D.; Peña, J.L.

  • Fuel, 2010, 89 (5), 1087-1094. (2010)

Characterization of Brazilian crude oil samples to improve the prediction of wax precipitation in flow assurance problems

Martos, C. ; Coto, B.; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M.D.; Peña, J. L.; Merino, D.

  • Energy Fuels, 2010, 24 (4), 22212226. (2010)

Structural characterization of fuels obtained by olefin oligomerization

Rodríguez, R.; Espada Sanjurjo, J. J.; Coto, B


Assessment of a thermodynamic model to describe wax precipitation in flow assurance problems

Coto, B.; Martos, C.; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M. D.; Peña, J. L.; Gómez, S.


Simulation of pilot-plant extraction experiments to reduce the aromatic content from lubricating oils

Espada, J. J.; Coto, B.; Moreno, J. M.; van Grieken, R.


Experimental Determination and Characterization of Wax Fractions Precipitated as a Function of Temperature.

Martos, C.; Coto, B.; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M. D.; Gómez, S.; Peña, J. L.

  • Energy & Fuels, 22, 708714 (2008)

Application of a generalized model to the estimation of physical properties and description of the aromatic extraction from a highly paraffinic lubricating oil

van Grieken, R.; Coto, B.; Peña, J. L.; Espada, J. J.


A new method for the determination of wax precipitation from non-diluted crude oils by fractional precipitation

Coto, B.; Martos, C.; Peña, J. L.; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M. D.


Liquid-liquid equilibrium in the systems furfural+light lubricating oils using UNIFAC

Espada, J. J.; Coto, B.; Peña, J. L.


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